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Eco Dental Floss Picks - Lemon Charcoal

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Dental Picks are a handy little invention and provide a lot of convenience, particularly for care givers. Unfortunately the conventional plastic styles also generate a ton of single-use plastic waste.

The Future is Bamboo has helped improve this concern by constructing these gentler alternatives:

  • Handles made with plant based PLA (Polylactic Acid) derived from Corn, Cassava and Beets
  • Compostable in some Industrial Composting Factories
  • High quality floss that's Vegan & Cruelty free

 50 Eco Floss Picks per pack

How are dental floss picks eco friendly?

Dental Floss Picks are growing in popularity because of their ease of use, particularly for caregivers who help others with flossing. Unfortunately, like with most things, the convenience comes at a price, which is a ton of single-use plastic.

These dental floss picks are made with plant based PLA (Polylactic Acid), derived from Corn, Cassava and Beets, so they're not contributing to the manufacturing of virgin plastics.

Please note - not all communities can compost PLA yet, so if yours doesn't these need to be disposed of in the trash. That said, since these are made from plants, not plastic, they're still a lower carbon footprint and therefore a cleaner alternative.

What are dental floss picks made with?

Handles made with plant based PLA (Polylactic Acid) derived from Corn, Cassava and Beets

The Floss is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) spun fibres produced with terpene oil (ie. orange peels)

*Information taken from The Future is Bamboo website

How to use a floss pick

Pinching the pick handle between your thumb and fingers, line the floss up between your teeth and gently press down until it's in between your teeth.

Slide the pick back and forth and up and down in between your teeth to remove all debris.

Rinse your pick as required to keep it clean in between teeth.

PLA dental floss pick next to a child's bamboo toothbrush

What are the benefits of PLA?

  • PLA requires 65% less energy to produce than traditional plastics and emits 68% fewer greenhouse gases.
  • PLA is bio-based as it's made from sugar starches, polylactic acid.
  • PLA products can be biodegradable in an industrial composting facility, breaking down in 45–90 days.
  • Bioplastics don’t emit any toxic fumes when incinerated.
  • PLA is FDA-approved as a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) polymer. 
  • Better dental health

    Everyday small changes can have a huge collective impact! Switch to PLA dental picks and reduce your reliance on virgin fossil fuels.

  • Family Friendly

    Caregiver convenience

    Helping another person floss their teeth can be tough, but dental floss picks help you care for your loved one's teeth gently and quickly.

  • Vegan

    Vegan and cruelty-free

    Dental Floss Picks are made with plant-powered materials, so you can rest assured no creature was harmed in their making.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Dianne C.
I'm hooked on these things!

My dentist is always telling me to use plastic flossers and while they do make it easier to floss, I hate how wasteful they are! These are much better and the lemon flavour is a nice change from the usual mint.

Mark P.

This floss is so durable it's worth mentioning. Every other floss I use only does half my mouth before the floss snaps or warps. This one stays durable and intact the entire time. Will buy it again!